One reason I retired my Cinch bindings after 1 season was the fact they didn't open far enough for me to easily get my boot in. Your's looks to be about the same 35* opening as the Cinch.
Also, why not put the lever on the inside of the binding?
Side note/rant: When possible I switch my ratchets (right to left) so that they're on the inside of my feet, rather than outside. I've never understood why all binding makers put the ratchets on the outside.